POSTED: 9:14 p.m. HST, Jun 15, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 4:15 p.m. HST, Jun 16, 2013
Hawaii County police have identified Joseph Nieves Jr., 23, as the victim of a Friday night single-vehicle crash in Keaukaha.
Police said Nieves is believed to be from the Hilo area.
Another person, believed to be a teenager, was seriously injured in the crash that occurred around 10:40 p.m. when the car crossed the center line of Kalanianaole Avenue, hit a utility pole and crashed into a rock wall, police said.
Nieves was pronounced dead at the scene, while the teen was taken to an area hospital. No other injuries were reported.